Megget Reservoir Dam

Cappercleuch, Selkirk, TD7

Location description

Public car park for accessing walking trails around Megget Reservoir Dam.  Low light pollution levels mean excellent dark skies above.  Hills to the North may obstruct Aurora spotters.


Go stargazing site

A place identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good spot to stargaze from. This is based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and having somewhere safe to park. These locations tend to be remote car parks with no facilities.


Tonight's weather forecast

30/04/17
19:00
0%
30/04/17
22:00
1%
01/05/17
01:00
5%
01/05/17
04:00
6%
Weather forecast for Deer Law (1.62 miles away) updated 30/04/17 at 20:01.

Light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a dark site setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Megget Reservoir Dam

This location's dark site setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location.

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When to visit

The best time to visit Megget Reservoir Dam can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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